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Study Abroad and International Programs

Students in the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) have the amazing opportunity to study abroad while persuing their degree plan. Students can choose to study abroad with UTSA for a semester or an academic year. For more information on UTSA study abroad options, call Education Abroad Services at 210.458.7255 or visit

COEHD students may also have additional study abroad opportunities depending on the COEHD offerings in a given semester.

Past Study Abroad Programs with the College of Education and Human Development

ILT Professor Audrey Mohan Provides Area Teachers Opportunity to Experience Wonders of the Amazon

In July 2009, COEHD Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, Audrey Mohan participated in the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad, which provides funds for a group of local area teachers and graduate students to study abroad for 4-6 weeks in Ecuador. To read more click on ECUADOR

UTSA Master's Student Conquers Spain

After graduating from UTSA with her Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language, Rene Da Silva embarked on a journey from San Antonio, as a Fulbright Scholar, to teach for nine months in the small village of Santander, which is situated off the coast of Northern Spain, in Cantabria, a historical province located just west of the Basque region. Generally, the Fulbright Program provides funding for students, scholars, teachers, and professionals to undertake graduate study, advanced research, university teaching, and teaching in elementary and secondary schools. Da Silva is just one of more than 1,500 U.S. citizens to travel abroad for the 2009-2010 academic year through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, America’s international educational exchange program. To read more, click on SPAIN

Doctoral Fellow William De La Cruz visits China

Last year several members from the faculty and administration of the College of Education and Human Development were given a unique opportunity to visit China in order to learn about the country’s higher educational system. William De La Cruz, a Doctoral Fellow seeking to obtain his Ed. D in Educational Leadership was one of the participants. De La Cruz mentioned that the group visited a number of exotic stops such as the Great Wall of China and Emperor Qin's terra cotta army, but  “The purpose of the trip,” De La Cruz stated, “was to study how cultural differences affect the higher educational systems of China. That is why we also visited the Beijing Sports University and the Tsinghua University in Beijing, China for a behind-the-scenes tour of both universities’ facilities."

Summer Program in Thailand 

Each summer, the College sponsors, Language and Cultural Engagement in Thailand, a program that offers twelve students, and two faculty members, an opportunity to participate in a service learning field   experience in Thailand.  Designed as a course credit, this program affords students a chance to experience, and to engage, in language learning, language teaching, and cultural activities in a foreign setting.  Prior to departure, students participating receive intensive training concerning Thai culture, and the ESL teaching methodology.  To read more, click on the following link: THAILAND

ILT ‘s Dr. Mohan Awarded Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad to Ecuador

As part of winning the Fulbright-Hays Group Project Abroad to Ecuador, COEHD’s Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching first-year assistant professor, Dr. Audrey Mohan, is pleased to announce the itinerary for the department’s upcoming trip abroad. The project known as “Sustainable Ecosystems, Enduring Culture,” will focus on a 4-week group-study tour of the geography, history, biodiversity, and sustainability of the country of Ecuador. Set for June 1, 2010 through July 1, 2010, the entire group attending will consist of Dr. Mohan, 8 pre-service, 4 in-service teachers, and a bilingual scholar.

COEHD Professor selected as Fulbright Scholar

Wayne Wright, UTSA associate professor of bicultural-bilingual studies (effective fall 2008), recently was selected as a Fulbright Scholar to Cambodia for spring 2009. He will go to Cambodia through the Fulbright Intercountry Lecturing Program, which provides U.S. scholars with opportunities to enrich their professional and cultural experience outside the United States.  To read more click on the following link:  WRIGHT

COEHD Professor creates International Connection with China

The UTSA Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies and the College of Education and Human Development hosted a Chinese language teachers conference last spring, which was a first in the region. Hosted by Wayne Wright, UTSA assistant professor of bicultural-bilingual studies, and Li Jia, UTSA lecturer of bicultural-bilingual studies and specialist in English as a second language, the conference is part of UTSA efforts to reach out to the area Chinese community and to interact with China. To read more click on the following: CHINA

COEHD Launches $13 Million Read Malawi Textbook and Learning Material Project

The UTSA College of Education and Human Development (COEHD) will officially launch the three-year Read Malawi project at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19 in the Main Building Regents Room (3.106) on the Main Campus. In partnership with the Malawi Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the project will provide five million books to 1,000 elementary schools in Malawi. The UTSA event is free and open to the public. The three-year, $13 million cooperative agreement between COEHD and the Republic of Malawi is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and is the largest amount of funding COEHD has received to date. USAID provides economic and humanitarian assistance worldwide that supports long-term and equitable economic growth and advances U.S. foreign policy. To read more click on the following link:  MALAWI


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Time: 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Location: Main Campus

Building: University Center Pecan Room, 2.01.26

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Time: 11 a.m.

Location: Main Campus

Building: University Center Mesquite Room, 2.01.14

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Time: 6 p.m.

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